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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 15, 2018
A few weeks ago, computer security news was stunned by reports on the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack through Memcached servers to date (Click the URL for more details on the attack: https://www.securityweek.com/largest-ever-13tbps-ddos-attack-includes-embedded-ransom-demands). Peaking at 1.3Tbps, this massive attack is believed to only be a precursor to larger, more severe ones in future. These serious cases of spikes on unusual reflection/amplification DDoS attacks affected hosting platform Github and raised warning calls for swift and effective network security threats management.
In order for database security agencies to address present concerns, their clients must get to know the basics when it comes to their servers and data. Amplification attacks happen when a server is tricked into sending larger responses to queries more than necessary. Meanwhile, a reflection occurs when an attacker has a server capable of IP address spoofing, in the end making the victim receives a large volume of responses it never requested.
Memcached servers are employed to improve internal access speed for database-driven websites through storing data in RAM, reducing effort and time for external data source to reach relevant data. These servers, when left accessible through the internet, become vulnerable to attackers attempting to configure data caches leading small requests from the server to receive massive replies from the cache.
Accend Networks, a rising Managed Security and Database Security consulting firm, is always updated on up-to-the minute insider information on tech issues and how to effectively resolve them. Recently, following the large-scale DDoS attacks across major platforms, one of Accent Network’s clients needed assistance in working out an internal matter of their own.
The client had a web server exposed (unsecured) to the internet with a memcached server running causing it to be hit by the infamous DDoS attack. For almost a full day, the client’s network was exposed to the internet, heightening network security threats. Accent Networks was quick to take action and followed necessary steps to restore network security.
After determining the root cause that allowed the DDoS attack, Accend Networks pinpointed to the specific host that infected the server and fixed the system back to normal. The client apparently lacked any SSL Certificate, making their network vulnerable to the attack. In securing their network, the firm made way for the network to be moved to an isolated segment (demilitarised zone or DMZ). For overall managed security service, Accend Networks also tightened the client’s firewall to prevent the memcached server (UDP 11211) from other attacks.
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For parties interested to be on the loop in computer security news and the latest in corporate security, be sure to drop by Accend Networks’ booth at area #2042 South Hall at the upcoming RSA Conference 2018 (See more information about the RSA Expo – Use Expo Pass Code: X8EACCENDNT for a free pass). The conference will take place on April 16-18, 2018 at San Francisco. Attendees will get the chance to learn new information and approaches in managing network security threats, database security, and more! Also get the chance to interact with one of the best IT companies in the expo, Accend Networks!
About Accend Networks
Accend Networks, an up- and-coming Managed IT consulting company founded in 2011, is a well trusted firm specializing in security, security assessment, network design for Data, Voice, and Wireless Network infrastructure. On the list of its quality services network security and database security configuration, security auditing, as well as round-the-clock network monitoring. It’s highly-qualified roster of well-trained and client-friendly staff has made the company a top choice for companies who wish to have excellent network security with a competitive price package. Aside from Managed IT and data services, Accend Networks can also oversee design, procurement, and installation of hardware and software (such as routers, servers, LAN, WAN, and the like). It is one of the qualifies exhibitors at the RSA Conference 2018, a convention gathering the best IT companies in the country.